The players Jose Mourinho could sell and sign in January

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Once again, Manchester United lost a big game and it feels like the club is in a crisis.

The manager has called on the Old Trafford hierarchy to give him greater backing in the transfer market in the coming window as he looks to keep the pace with rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

It has been made clear that he is committed to Manchester United. However, Mourinho worked his magic with the Frenchman and now he's enjoying new life at Manchester United.

This verdict is delivered by Simon Stone, a journalist with good contacts at Manchester United.

Mourinho has spent nearly £300m on six major signings since arriving at Old Trafford in summer 2016 and last season steered the club to EFL Cup and Europa League glory - the latter of which also brought about a return to the Champions League.

Another report from the BBC says that Mourinho has been told he must sell players in January before he can bring in anyone else.

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The most recent financial results, released in September, showed Man United's wage bill had risen by 13.5% to £263.5m.

Mourinho was able to sell Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin for a combined £38m in the last January window, as well as freeing up £200,000 with the departure of Bastian Schweinsteiger on a free to Chicago Fire.

Shaw now seems certain to leave in January after injury problems and failing to generate trust from Mourinho.

During an interview with French TV station TF1 the day after United drew 0-0 at Anfield, the Portuguese admitted he would not end his career at Old Trafford, despite previously claiming he could stay at his current club for 15 years.

It is understood that the bosses want to tie him down to a new deal but there have been no negotiations so far. But at Paris Saint-Germain, Jose Mourinho could become the next Sir Alex Ferguson.

City, meanwhile, outspent United by over £70m, as Pep Guardiola moved to address the issues that had derailed his side during his first campaign in the Premier League and is now reaping the benefits of his summer business.

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